The Master of Project Management, one of 13 master’s programmes offered by the ELM Graduate School of HELP University, has received accreditation from the Global Accreditation Center of the Project Management institute (PMI-GAC), the first and only Project Management program in Southeast Asia to be so accredited.
The Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center, a non-profit organisation located in Pennsylvania, USA, is the world’s leading accrediting body for project management programs.
Project Management is about achieving results through projects; it is applicable to all fields because basically a project is an undertaking with a clear start and end: it could be an audit, a merger, an acquisition, construction project, software system or app design, business development or township project.
The MPM programme can be taken by anyone with a first degree: in Business, Engineering, IT, Architecture, or Accounting & Finance.
“It is designed with the working adult in mind; it is modular, the schedule and time frame is flexible and classes are held in the evening or at weekends, so if you wish to upskill and upgrade yourselves for top management positions, project management positions, management consultancy positions or even to start your own business, the HELP Master of Project Management would definitely be a good starting point”, said Mr Derek Poon, Programme Champion for the HELP MPM.
“Recognition by the PMI-GAC means the HELP MPM has met international standards of excellence developed by global peers. There are only 18 programmes in Asia Pacific with the GAC status, and we now join the likes of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Tongji Univesity, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication and Hang Yang University (Korea)”, said Dr Wendy Liow, Dean of the ELM Graduate School of HELP University.
Conveying news of the accreditation to HELP University, Dr James M Szot the PMI-GAC Director Chair said: “The GAC Directors recognize the commitment to project management educational excellence that has been demonstrated by HELP University, ELM Graduate School throughout the GAC accreditation process. Congratulations to all involved with this program for this significant academic achievement.”
Derek Poon, Programme Champion of the HELP Master of Project Management: “In offering the MPM, we are guided by the PMI-GAC slogan ‘Making project management indispensable for business results’”.